Ann Arbor says goodbye to grilled cheese restaurant for a second time

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 4:04pm

Grillcheezerie Sandwich Shoppe closed its doors after four years in Ann Arbor.

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Grillcheezerie Sandwich Shoppe closed its doors after four years in Ann Arbor.

The restaurant originated in the city of Southgate. The original location closed in 2014, less than a year after its opening. Facebook users said the limited seating and high prices made the Southgate location undesirable.

Nick Costos, the owner of Grillcheezerie, previously operated Mr. Greek’s Coney Island on South State Street from 1995 to 2006. In 2014, he had the idea re-open Grillcheezerie in a new location on Packard Street. 

Costos told MLive in 2014 that the shop would offer more than 10 varieties of sandwiches, costing between $4 and $7 each, in addition to traditional macaroni and cheese, soups and salads.

Grillcheezerie was a counter-service restaurant with a delivery option and could seat approximately 12-15 people at a time, Costos said in the interview. He was inspired to open Grillcheezerie by his time living in Montreal, during which he would eat at what he called “cheese bars.”

The Grillcheezerie website is no longer active and the restaurant is listed as “permanently closed” on Google. The storefront has closed and the phone number has been disabled.